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Mother has 10 children taken into care, Bournemouth court hears

Ten children from the same mother have been taken into care over the last decade, a court has heard.

Three boys aged between five and nine were taken in by social services amid concerns over substance abuse, violence and neglect, a family court in Bournemouth heard.

The mother had seven children taken from her for similar reasons in 2006.

Some have been adopted, some placed into foster care and some placed with relatives, the court heard.

The mother, in her 40s, cannot be identified for legal reasons.

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